The first table below looks at the demand for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Chester region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 40 22 -
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -
Contract jobs citing SLA 2 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.77% 2.07% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 8.70% 27.27% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £222 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £11.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+27.65% -21.66%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
23 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 8.81% 7.59% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 2
Average daily rate £350 £308 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.82% +53.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £32.00 £55.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.81% +292.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.38 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -6.81%
SLA
Cheshire

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SLA across the Chester region.

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Chester

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Chester region.

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

SLA
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing SLA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SLA.

1 3 (100.00%) Project Management
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (66.67%) Data Mining
2 2 (66.67%) Billing
2 2 (66.67%) Information Management
2 2 (66.67%) Matrix Management
3 1 (33.33%) Time Management
3 1 (33.33%) CA Clarity
3 1 (33.33%) Resource Management
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) CA
3 1 (33.33%) SAP BW
3 1 (33.33%) NetWeaver
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) DB2
3 1 (33.33%) SAP
3 1 (33.33%) SAP XI
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (33.33%) ERP

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing SLA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SLA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) CA Clarity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Data Mining
2 1 (33.33%) SAP BW
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) DB2
General
1 2 (66.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Services Delivery Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Service Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (33.33%) SAP Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Project Management
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) Information Management
2 2 (66.67%) Matrix Management
3 1 (33.33%) Time Management
3 1 (33.33%) Resource Management
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) CA
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) SAP